Kirby, and his appetite, show some like to Nagoya.
A deep culinary connection isn’t a prerequisite for successful anime or video game series getting its own themed restaurant. It at all times feels more fitting, though, when it’s a franchise that truly does feature quite a lot of on-screen eating, and so the announcement that a brand new Kirby Cafe is opening is extra appropriate.
The most recent branch of the cafe dedicated to the spherical star of the Nintendo video game series might be waiting for diners in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Town’s food is criminally underappreciated, often overshadowed by the restaurant scenes in Osaka and Kyoto, however the Kirby Cafe is able to shine some starlight on some local Nagoya favorites like miso katsu, a deep-fried pork cutlet slathered with miso sauce.
The Waddle Dee Miso Katsu Burger, pictured above, comes with a side of meat sauce spaghetti, Star Block omelets, and a health-restoring Maxim Tomato. At 2,948 yen (US$22.15) the value is perhaps a little bit of a shock at first, however it also comes with the souvenir plate, which isn’t on the market by itself.
The Kirby Inhaling Fried Shrimp Dog appears to be an allusion to a different Nagoya specialty, tenmusu, or tempura shrimp rice balls. This also comes with Star Block omelets, plus some stellar-style tater tots, for 1,628 yen (Kirby inhaling food-holder tableware not included).
And in case you, like Kirby, at all times have room for dessert, the Kirby Peach♡Peach Parfait (yes, the center is officially a part of its name) gives you several layers of fruity flavors to finish your meal with for 1,628 yen, with the glass is yours to take home.
▼ The restaurant says it’s a parfait glass, however it looks prefer it’d work just positive as a beer glass too.
The three above items are exclusive to the Nagoya Kirby Cafe, but there’s also a brand new Waddle Dee Town Afternoon Tea set (3,520 yen) that might be offered on the chain’s Tokyo and Hakata branches, in addition to the Nagoya location.
▼ Though not yet shown within the concept art, the Nagoya Kirby Cafe may also have a takeout window modeled after the Waddle Dee-liveries counter from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
The Nagoya Kirby Cafe opens September 15, which can also be when the Waddle Dee Town Afternoon Tea might be added to the menus in Tokyo and Haneda. The Nagoya branch might be a limited-time affair that runs until February 5, so in case you’re a fan, make like Kirby and don’t waste any time even attempting to suppress your appetite.
Kirby Cafe Nagoya / カービィカフェ ナゴヤ
Address: Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi,, Naka-ku, Sakae 3-29-1, Nagoya Parco 2nd floor
愛知県名古屋市中区栄3-29-1 名古屋PARCO 2F
Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Runs September 15-February 5
Reservations (might be made starting August 12 6 p.m.)